Archive for March 22nd, 2021

22/03/2021

UN Agencies Urge Turkey Not to Abandon International Accord Protecting Women

Human Wrongs Watch

21 March 2021 (UN News)* — United Nations agencies on Saturday [20 March 2021] called on Turkey to reconsider its withdrawal from a key regional treaty on preventing violence against women, including domestic violence, and bringing the perpetrators to justice.

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UN News/Jing Zhang | Hagia Sophia, Istanbul.
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Dubbed the Istanbul Convention, the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence, is the “first and most comprehensive” international treaty specifically addressing these issues, UN agencies said in a statement
22/03/2021

Exploited and Marginalized, Bangladeshi Tea Workers Speak Up for Their Rights

21 March 2021 (UN News)*Tea garden workers in Bangladesh, who are mainly women, are one of the most marginalized groups in the country, with limited access to education for their children and prone to dire health risks.
ILO/Alexius Chicham | Female tea workers are going to drop the collected leaves at factory. Tea leaf pickers get 120 Taka ($1.5 USD) daily wages to collect 24 KG leaves.
A programme supported by the UN’s Joint SDG Fund, which funds initiatives focused on sustainable development, aims to boost social protection for these works, helping them access their rights and improve their life prospects.
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“During my pregnancy, my family planned to help me deliver my baby at home, following in the footsteps of my ancestors”, says tea worker Ruma Munda.
22/03/2021

Do You Know What Nowruz, Nauryz or Nevruz Mean?

Human Wrongs Watch

International Day of Nowruz, 21 March

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Celebration of Nowruz shared by several countries: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Turkey.© UNESCO

21 March 2021 (UNESCO)* — Do you know what Nowruz, Nauryz or Nevruz mean? These words signify ‘new day’ for more than 300 million people around the world, and correspond to celebrations in large parts of Asia (Central, West and South) and from Southeast Europe to the Caucasus and Ural Mountain Range.

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22/03/2021

Spirit of Nowruz, Now ‘More Vital than Ever’

Human Wrongs Watch

21 March 2021 (UN News)*The United Nations Secretary-General has called on everyone to draw inspiration from Nowruz – the day that celebrates the arrival of the spring season – to strengthen solidarity between communities, as the world looks to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

UNAMA/Fardin Waezi | In Afghanistan, bakeries prepare a special type of cookie, called “Kulcha-e Nowrozi,” which is only baked for Nowruz. Other special dishes include “Haft Mewa,” a fruit salad made from seven different dried fruits, and “Samanak” made by women in a special ceremony that includes singing.
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